OCTOBER 27, 1997
No winter tests at Estoril
This is a big setback for the teams because of the limitations imposed on testing and the ban on using tracks where races have taken place in a year unless they are one of the four nominated facilities. As a result in December teams cannot test at Jerez but will be allowed to run at Barcelona. At the moment there is a major test scheduled for Barcelona between December 2-5 and another between December 16-19. There is also going to be a major test at Paul Ricard in the week of December 16-19. The testing is expected to begin at Jerez again in the first half of January.